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on: January 08, 2017, 04:10:35 AM
It is with great sadness that we hear today of the passing of a valuable member of our virtual family. :'(

Retta (Tousabella) was always first to encourage and spur on everybody here, she will be sorely missed.


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Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 04:31:27 AM
 :'( Oh no. I am so sorry. I agree, Nolan. Retta will be sorely missed.  :'(
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Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 05:32:07 AM
Very sad to hear this news. If at all possible please send my condolences to her family. Thanks Nolan.


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Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 05:56:46 AM
That is really sad news. Condolences to family and friends.
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Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017, 06:38:47 AM
Oh, how sad to hear.  Retta and I always joked about being "sistas."  I feel like I have really lost a family member. 

Nolan, I will PM you regarding this.

Sincerest sympathy and aloha to her family.

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Reply #5 on: January 08, 2017, 10:59:19 AM
Very sad to hear this news, my condolences to her family.
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Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017, 11:33:26 AM
I's terrible to read this sad news. I will miss her, too.  :'(


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Reply #7 on: January 08, 2017, 11:57:27 AM
Such a sweet soul..may she rest in peace.  My sympathy to her family.
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Reply #8 on: January 08, 2017, 01:13:36 PM
Retta will definitely be missed! Condolences to the family!


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Reply #9 on: January 08, 2017, 10:54:08 PM
I saw this post early this morning but couldn't respond. I was overcome with sadness at the loss of yet another friend. I remember Bella joining us in 2011 and the fun we had in the outhouse drawing challenge, described by Bella as...
 ""Whooopie....the "home-made telephone booth" complete with the Sears n Roebuck Catalogue!!!  :2funny:   Looks like fun.""

Even though we never met in person, she was an inspiration for me to carry on, and I know an inspiration to others with her wit and caring manner.

Bella, always gracious with your comments and encouragements, cheering on others and joining in on the challenges when you could. I shall miss you.

Ever in my heart, you will remain as always, my Bella.

My deepest heartfelt condolences to Bella's family and loved ones.


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Reply #10 on: January 10, 2017, 01:44:44 AM
Oh! My word, I have just seen this post and am in deep shock and sadness at Retta's passing. I was just reading some of her earlier posts.  Recently, I posted a supply of pastel papers off to her for she could not get into town or store to purchase any and in our correspondence she was saying that she was having trouble with her breathing. I am devastated by this sad news for she was one lovely lady.  :'( :'(

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Reply #11 on: January 10, 2017, 01:57:36 AM
Just saw this sad news about Retta, i was shocked to here that, she was such a lovely lady and she reminded me so much of my mother I will miss her. It was alway so nice to hear her comments and to see her avatar as my mom look alike.  Retta you will be missed, rest in peace.

My sincere condolences to the family and friends. 


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Reply #12 on: January 10, 2017, 06:47:44 PM
Retta was a regular in the Forum and she will be missed. She was what we call a "real lady".
I did send condolences on Facebook when it was first announced. Rest in Peace, Retta  :flowers:
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Reply #13 on: January 11, 2017, 12:01:02 AM
I was sadden to hear the passing of my friend. But I know that she knew her Lord and Savior. So I know where she is at. I will miss our skyping. She always encouraged people.  :1hug:

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Reply #14 on: January 17, 2017, 04:26:30 AM
My sincere condolences to Retta's family and friends.

She was such a kind and gentle lady.  Always had a kind work of encouragement and was quick to worry about all of us when facing bad weather. 

She will be missed dearly. 

Requiescat in Pace  :flowers:
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